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Four Texas River Authorities Undergo Sunset Review Process

By Todd Hunter

33547_144566308920876_1176782_nAs previously mentioned, there are several key state agencies and programs currently under review by the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission ahead of the 2017 Texas Legislative Session. As a reminder, the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission is an advisory organization charged with monitoring the performance of over 130 state agencies and programs. The Commission’s membership is made up of five Texas State Senators, five Texas State Representatives, and two members of the public, as appointed by the Lt. Governor and Speaker of the Texas House. Together with Sunset staff, the Sunset Advisory Commission conducts a comprehensive review of each agency or program to determine its effectiveness and efficiency. Each state agency or program generally undergoes a comprehensive review process every 12 years and, on average, 20-30 agencies are evaluated each legislative session.